1850 in History – What happened in year 1850

In history, year 1850 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1850.

Know what happened in 1850:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 July Following Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore becamePresident of the United States, the last member of the Whig Party tohold that office.
15 MayMembers of the 1st Cavalry Regiment of the United StatesCavalry massacred at least 135 Pomo Indians in Lake County, California.
18 September The United States Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, whichdeclared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters.
29 AugustGerman composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin,containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performed under the direction ofFranz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.
23 OctoberThe first National Women's Rights Convention, presided over byPaulina Kellogg Wright Davis (pictured), was held in Worcester,Massachusetts, US.
27 MarchSan Diego, the first European settlement in what is nowCalifornia, was incorporated as a city.
28 AugustGerman composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin (2015production pictured), containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performedunder the direction of Franz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.
07 MarchIn support of the Compromise of 1850, United States Senator Daniel Webster gave his 'Seventh of March' speech, which was so unpopular among his constituency he was forced to resign.
19 JuneLouise of the Netherlands married Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1850:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AugustReginald Heber Roe / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
05 NovemberElla Wheeler Wilcox / Poet / United States of America
07 January Joseph James Fletcher / Biologist / Australia
08 MayRoss Barnes / Baseball Player / United States of America
09 March Hamo Thornycroft / Academic / United Kingdom
09 OctoberHermann von Ihering / Zoologist / Germany
09 NovemberLouis Lewin / Academic / Germany
09 DecemberEmma Abbott / Actress / United States of America
10 March Spencer Gore / Cricketer / United Kingdom
10 NovemberArthur Goring Thomas / Composer / United Kingdom
12 MayFrederick Holder / Politician / Australia
13 AprilArthur Matthew Weld Downing / Astronomer / Ireland
14 January Pierre Loti / Author / France
15 January Sofia Kovalevskaya / Mathematician / Sweden
15 January Leonard Darwin / Soldier / United Kingdom
17 January Alexander Taneyev / Composer / Russia
17 SeptemberGuerra Junqueiro / Lawyer / Portugal
20 AprilDaniel Chester French / Sculptor / United States of America
21 DecemberZdeněk Fibich / Poet / Czech Republic
27 January Samuel Gompers / Politician / United States of America

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